Weather in March in Switzerland

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in March in Switzerland. Is this month a good time to go to Switzerland? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Switzerland in March?

The weather in Switzerland in March ranges from poor to tolerable depending on the destination.

March has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from very cold in Säntis (the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif) with -3°C (27°F) to moderate temperatures in Lucarno with 14°C (57°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 5°C (41°F) in Lucarno and -8°C (18°F) in Säntis (the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif). It is a very cold month in some areas, so be prepared and make sure to dress up warm.

Precipitation ranges from moderate in Saint Moritz with 36mm (1.4inch) snow/rainfall to heavy in Säntis (the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif) with 250mm (9.8inch) snow/rainfall. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 137 hours of sunshine in Zermatt during the whole month.

Where to go in Switzerland in March

Find the average weather conditions in March for the most popular destinations in Switzerland on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Switzerland

What is the weather like in March for the 5 most popular destinations in Switzerland?

Average weather in Zermatt

In March Zermatt generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 4°C (39°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -5°C (22°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Zermatt
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
1°C / 35°F 
-8°C / 18°F 
104 hours 
45mm / 1.8inch 
6 days 
poor 
4°C / 39°F 
-5°C / 22°F 
137 hours 
48mm / 1.9inch 
8 days 
poor 
April   >> April
>>  
7°C / 45°F 
-2°C / 28°F 
147 hours 
51mm / 2inch 
7 days 
poor 
Climate in Zermatt

Average weather in Grindelwald

In March Grindelwald generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 11°C (51°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (34°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Grindelwald
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
5°C / 42°F 
-2°C / 28°F 
78 hours 
68mm / 2.7inch 
9 days 
poor 
11°C / 51°F 
1°C / 34°F 
125 hours 
78mm / 3.1inch 
11 days 
poor 
April   >> April
>>  
15°C / 59°F 
4°C / 39°F 
155 hours 
88mm / 3.5inch 
11 days 
Climate in Grindelwald

Average weather in Nendaz

In March Nendaz generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 14°C (56°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 2°C (36°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Nendaz
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
8°C / 46°F 
-2°C / 28°F 
132 hours 
40mm / 1.6inch 
6 days 
poor 
14°C / 56°F 
2°C / 36°F 
190 hours 
38mm / 1.5inch 
6 days 
April   >> April
>>  
18°C / 64°F 
5°C / 41°F 
211 hours 
33mm / 1.3inch 
5 days 
Climate in Nendaz

Average weather in Zürich

In March Zürich generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 10°C (51°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 2°C (36°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Zürich
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
5°C / 41°F 
-1°C / 30°F 
88 hours 
60mm / 2.4inch 
13 days 
poor 
10°C / 51°F 
2°C / 36°F 
146 hours 
72mm / 2.8inch 
12 days 
poor 
April   >> April
>>  
15°C / 59°F 
5°C / 41°F 
178 hours 
82mm / 3.2inch 
12 days 
Climate in Zürich

Average weather in Davos

In March Davos generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 5°C (41°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -5°C (22°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Davos
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
1°C / 34°F 
-9°C / 16°F 
122 hours 
53mm / 2.1inch 
8 days 
poor 
5°C / 41°F 
-5°C / 22°F 
156 hours 
58mm / 2.3inch 
9 days 
poor 
April   >> April
>>  
9°C / 47°F 
-2°C / 28°F 
153 hours 
55mm / 2.2inch 
9 days 
poor 
Climate in Davos

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Is March the best time to go to Switzerland?

In our opinion March is not the best time to visit Switzerland with commonly poor weather in Zermatt.

On average the best time to visit Switzerland is in July and August with generally pleasant weather in Zermatt. The worst months are January, February, March, April, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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